Maureen Muthengi (Kenya)
Maureen Muthengi returned to work in February and continues mentoring girls. Ms. Muthengi founded the Donate a Pad Initiative, which ensures that girls in primary schools are provided with sanitary napkins to prevent them from missing school during their menstrual cycle. Ms. Muthengi distributed sanitary napkins to a group of girls for this term, pictured below.
Hashim Pondeza (Tanzania)
Hashim Podenza attended the White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism in February, 2015. Held at the Department of State, participants included Secretary of State John Kerry, UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and representatives from countries around the world. President Obama and National Security Advisor Ambassador Susan Rice delivered remarks. Mr. Podenza served as an Intervenor on the Panel “Strengthening Community-Police and Community-Security Force Relations as Ingredients for Countering and Preventing the Spread of Violent Extremism.”